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Old 09-01-2007, 12:11 PM   #1
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Default 2007 Iron Butt Rally - Final Results

From the IBR Website - Iron Butt Rally - 2007 IBR - 2007 IBR - Final Results

Ninety-Seven Starters, Seventy-Two Finishers (~26% attrition rate).

The Top-Ten Riders were:

1 Martin Leir; BMW R1200GSA
2 Jim Owen; BMW R1200RT
3 Brett Donahue; Harley-Davidson XLH1200R
4 Jeff Earls; BMW K1200GT
5 Eric Jewell; BMW R1150RT
6 Tom Melchild; Yamaha FJR1300
7 Greg Marbach; Yamaha FJR1300
8 Michael Evans; Yamaha FJR1300
9 Alan Barbic; Yamaha FJR1300
10 Peter Leap; Honda ST1300

Four BMW's, four Yamaha's, a Harley, and a Honda.

Even with all the final-drive problems, BMW took the Number-One spot and FOUR of the top-five places. However, they also took TWELVE of the Twenty-five DNFs (with Forty Total BMW Entries - 30% attrition), with only Three of the Fourteen FJR's in DNF-status (~21% attrition).

Of the Three Harley-Davidson and one Buell Entries, there was one DNF to offset Brett Donahue's Third-place Finish, with D!ck Fish finishing 60th on his Uly (stupid nanny program! It's his NAME!).

One Victory - an '08 Vision ridden by Andrew Mills, finished a very respectable 15th.

Three Kawi's - a so-new-it-still-has-that-new-bike-smell Concours 14, an "Old School" Connie, and a Ninja 250 (ridden by Alan Bennett). The 250 was the only DNF from the Team Green camp.

One Triumph Trophy ridden by Kevin J. Healey, turned in a mid-pack 35th-place.

Suzuki had Six entries - Four DL1000's and Two DL650's with no DNF's.

Lastly but not leastly - Honda fielded Twenty-Eight entries - Seven ST's, and Twenty-One Goldwings, of various displacements (including a GL1000 ridden by Donald A. Jones). Six Goldwings and Two ST's were DNF'd (~27% attrition).

Of note was Chip Hyde who crashed on the first leg with his GL1800 whilst attempting to reach Goose Bay. That particular bonus was at the end of 600+ miles of unpaved road, and Chip was upside-down with less than 200 miles to destination. Deep gravel claimed his bike and a broken bone in his hand. You gotta give the man credit for havin' the balls to attempt such a thing with a heavy bike like that. That, or just stand there, shaking your head.......
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Old 09-03-2007, 04:19 PM   #2
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Funny how the manufacturers with the most expensive "superior" bikes have the most attrition. Maybe those bikes aren't so superior after all.

Just a thought.
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Old 09-04-2007, 06:53 AM   #3
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A lowly Sportster took #3 behind the Beemers that cost (at least) 3X as much. Hmmm...
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:19 AM   #4
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Did Donahue need to have the bike seat surgically removed from his Iron Butt?

I'd think, like the dog-year conversion, that doing those kind of miles on a Sporty should count more than those on a faired bike. Same goes for the 250.
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:20 AM   #5
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And I'm still not allowed to edit my posts!

Oh, and I just found out that you must wait 30 seconds between posts.

So much for a "Quick Reply".
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:24 AM   #7
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:24 AM   #8
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Seems not to be the case...
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nope. no 30 second wait.
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